On Thursday Hartford area lawyers will host its annual “Counsel Conquering Cancer” at On20, 400 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford .
Some of Hartford’s most well-known chefs will be preparing food for the feast with proceeds benefiting the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Among the participating chefs are Tyler Anderson, Billy Grant, Sean Farrell, Stephen Cavagnaro, James Wayman and Jeffrey Lizotte.
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Also on Thursday, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford will hold its “2013 Opening the Door Gala “ at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The evening includes honoring its four Hall of Fame inductees. Trudi White, Gregory Davis, Thomas Burns and Dr. Morris Jackson. Martaluz Olang will be honored as its Youth of the Year. Information: bgchartford.org
On Friday, The Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum will host its Farm-to-Table Dinner , one of several events that are part of its 32nd annual Fine Art & Flowers event. WNPR’s Faith Middleton is honorary chair, with featured guest, floral designer Sarah Ryhanen. The evening includes local beers and wines, a onsite floral demonstration and a five-course dinner. Other events that are part of the weekend include a Farmers Markets on Friday and Saturday. a Saturday luncheon with tv personality Mar Jennings, and highlights tours throughout the weekend. Information: 860-838-4100 or thewadsworth.org
On Saturday, the University of Connecticut Foundation will hold its fourth annual “White Coat Gala” at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Receiving the Carole and Ray Neag Medal of honor will be the Chase Family, Dr. Thomas Taylor with a posthumous award to Dr Richard A. Garibaldi. Information: foundaton.uconn.edu
The annual summer series on the museum grounds opens June 1.
Special guests will be former Connecticut poet laureate Marilyn Nelson and international best-selling author Frank Delaney.
Information: 860-677-4787, ext 134.